Are you a gladiator? If you’re faced with challenges and stresses that can come with everyday living, you need to be. The gladiators of old Rome were the rock stars of their day because they represented courage, strength, determination and an icy cool disposition in the face of danger. Those same traits are still respected and appreciated in today’s world. You don’t have to enter an arena or face death by an opponent to develop them either. You can build them by improving your fitness level.
When you build your strength, you build your confidence.
Men and women alike benefit from building their body strength. You don’t have to build bulky muscles. In fact, building strength may firm and tone your muscles without adding bulk, particularly in women. The stronger you are, the more confident you become. It’s the self-assurance that occurs when you become fitter that makes the difference. You’ll have more confidence and it will show.
You’ll boost your energy level with a regularly scheduled workout program.
Gladiators never seemed tired in the arena. Your workplace or home is your arena and you need to be totally focused on all your responsibilities. Regular exercise boosts your energy level so you’ll be more alert, no matter what time of day. It boosts your cognitive thinking and gives you the extra energy you need to accomplish all of your tasks without breaking a sweat. Just like the gladiators of old Rome, you’ll be admired and respected for your achievements.
You’ll simply look better and more capable.
While it may not seem fair, people who look good are often perceived as more efficient, smarter and more capable than others. Overweight people are often perceived as lazier than those who are fit. Getting gladiator fit will make people perceive you differently. Even though you may work hard all the time, others will begin to notice your efforts and make note of it. You’ll be amazed at the difference becoming fit can make in your life.
Gladiators were ranked by their abilities. Some were at the top of their game and got honors and were rewarded for it. Striving to be the best in all things, including fitness, makes you a gladiator.
You need more than just exercise to be your best. Gladiators ate diets that were mostly plant based, which is healthy by today’s standards. Eating healthy can help make you gladiator fit.
When you workout to the maximum of your capabilities, you develop mental toughness. Mental toughness is the ability to continue beyond the point where others might have quit. It helps in any facet of life.
Tracking your fitness progress helps keep you motivated. Winners keep score.